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RE: Ball Bearing cage

To: "Shop Talk" <>
Subject: RE: Ball Bearing cage
From: "Randall" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 12:34:05 -0800
> Well my question,  do you think I could simply not use the cage to evenly
> locate the ball bearings around the cam and instead use more ball bearings
> so they remain evenly spaced?

Sounds reasonable to me, provided they almost exactly fill the space.  Otherwise
the balls will all move away from the pressure point, leaving only two points of
contact and possibly overloading (spalling) the race or balls.  Probably will
still increase friction, though, from the balls rubbing together.


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